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Billy Gillispie Has Resigned As Texas Tech's Basketball Coach

You already knew he wouldn't be back, and now the official word out of Lubbock is that Gillispie—recently hospitalized for high blood pressure and stress—wants to focus on his health. The Red Raiders went 1-17 in the Big 12 in his lone season in charge (two years removed from his spectacular flameout at Kentucky), and then came Jeff Goodman's detailed report of Gillispie's alleged mistreatment of players and staff and possible violations of NCAA practice time limits. Was it really just five years ago that Gillispie was such hot shit after coaching Texas A&M to the Sweet Sixteen?


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